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Days Gone By: Orford turns back the clock for Medieval Day, August 1992

PUBLISHED: 20:00 13 February 2018

Archery at the Medieval Day at Orford Castle in August 1992

Archery at the Medieval Day at Orford Castle in August 1992

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August 1992 saw the town return to its heyday as folk gathered outside Orford Castle.

Can you name this young man, who attended the festivities in 1992? Can you name this young man, who attended the festivities in 1992?

Bows and arrows, duals with swords and men in metal armour - it sounds like a typical scene from medieval Britain, but these pictures were taken less than 30 years ago.

Sword fighting in front of Orford Castle Sword fighting in front of Orford Castle

August 1992 saw the town of Orford return to its heyday as folk gathered to celebrate Medieval Day.

The way the food was cooked matched that from the medieval era The way the food was cooked matched that from the medieval era

Set before the perfect backdrop of Orford castle - itself built in 1165 - visitors were treated to a recreation of the activities, sites and even smells that would have greeted those living locally at the time. Plenty of people tried their hand at archery on the day, whilst others decided on a more direct manner to settle score by engaging in ye olde sworde fights.

Food being prepared at the Medieval Day at Orford Castle in 1992 Food being prepared at the Medieval Day at Orford Castle in 1992

The medieval merriment seemed to be too much for some of the younger visitors though who seemed underwhelmed by the event.

This man certainly seemed to be enjoying himself at the event This man certainly seemed to be enjoying himself at the event

If you can name anyone in these photographs from Orford Castle’s Medieval Day in 1992, email our picture desk.

Dress on the day matched that of medieval times Dress on the day matched that of medieval times

Some of the younger guests at Orford Castle's Medieval Day in 1992 Some of the younger guests at Orford Castle's Medieval Day in 1992

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